Canon, Nikon and Sony News for Jan 2013 Report News & Deals  ►

 Thursday, January 31, 2013
Adorama has the new Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS, PowerShot ELPH 115 IS and PowerShot A2500 digital cameras available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 1/31/2013 4:50:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
January 31, 2013 - Nikon today released its second movie, "The DAY", telling the story of the Nikon brand (http://nikonimaging.tumblr.com). This is the second series following "Tears," released on September last year, which captured the human's ultimate emotion, "Tears."
 
"The DAY" will be presented at the Nikon booth at the CP+ 2013 Camera & Photo Imaging Show (to be held January 31–February 3 at the Pacifico Yokohama Japan, and sponsored by the Camera & Imaging Products Association).
 
"The DAY" is based on the concept of capture the light of imagination. This is a story of "a day" full of discoveries and the day shows the many special moments that touch people's hearts.
 
It expresses the fun of manipulating light with Nikon digital cameras and NIKKOR lenses, which have always led the times. It incorporates various scenes, such as a grand landscape created by the morning sun, a vibrant flower found while out on a walk, the natural smile of a child, wonderful photographs that can be captured by simply changing composition and angle, and dreamlike expressions that can be created by utilizing diffused reflections of light and back light.
 
Regardless of the age, Nikon is constantly striving to use its optical technologies to expand shooting possibilities to enable capture of scenes and subjects that were previously impossible. This year, Nikon celebrates the 80th anniversary of its NIKKOR lenses, which represent the culmination of these optical technologies. The optical technologies Nikon has developed and cultivated over its long history have always formed the foundation for NIKKOR lenses. With each age, however, NIKKOR lenses are developed to maximize the innovative features and characteristics of the latest cameras, always enabling capture of scenes and subjects that could never be captured before and supporting capture of the special moments.
 
B&H carries Nikon products.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/31/2013 8:25:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Metz:
 
New and extremely useful accessories for Metz flash units are now available in stores. Amateur and professional photographers alike benefit from the extensive range of additional products offered by Metz for flash units. New products include the mecabounce diffuser attachments MBM-01, MBM-02, MBC-10 and MBC-11 for the corresponding compact flash units from Metz and Canon. The mecabounce diffuser attachment is ideal for photographers who set great store by soft and natural light, particularly for portraits.
 
mecabounce diffuser attachments
 
mecabounce diffuser attachments are ideal for challenging portrait photog-raphy. The white mecabounce diffuser attachments produce a particularly soft and natural light, which is also suitable for shots with wide-angle illumi-nation. They are easy and practical to attach to the corresponding flash re-flector head. The range comprises the mecabounce diffusor MBM-01 (for the Metz flash units 58 AF-2, -1, 50 AF-1 and 48 AF-1), the MBM-02 (for the Metz flash units 52 AF-1 and 44 AF-1), the MBC-10 (for the Canon flash units 580 EX II and 580 EX) and the MBC-11 (for the Canon flash units 430 EX II and 430 EX). As a special feature on mecabounce diffuser attachments MBM-01 and MBM-02 for Metz flash units, the integrated wide-angle diffuser can be pushed backwards using two pins mounted inside the diffuser attachments. As a result, the zoom position produces an optimum illumination for a focal length of 16mm.
 
Metz mecablitz – technology “made in Germany”
 
Metz flash units represent high performance technology and reliable quality. We have been manufacturing in Germany for over 60 years. As such we hold a unique position – Metz is the only manufacturer of camera flash devices to develop and manufacture products in Europe.
 
Technical specifications
mecabounce diffuser attachments

 
mecabounce diffuser MBM-01: For Metz flash units 58 AF-2, -1, 50 AF-1 and 48 AF-1
mecabounce diffuser MBM-02: For Metz flash units 52 AF-1 and 44 AF-1
mecabounce diffuser MBC-10: For Canon flash units 580 EX II and 580 EX
mecabounce diffuser MBC-11: For Canon flash units 430 EX II and 430 EX
 
B&H carries Metz products.
Post Date: 1/31/2013 7:49:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Comparing the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens with the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens - which to choose:
 
If you need the f/1.4 aperture, for the shallow depth of field or for the faster shutter speeds it makes available (key to stopping action in low light), your decision is made. You need the Sigma 35 f/1.4.
 
If you need Image Stabilization, the Canon 35 f/2 IS is of course the right choice.
 
If f/2 is wide enough for you and you don't need IS, the decision becomes a bit more complicated. Here are some comparisons to help with that decision process.
 
The Sigma of course rules all comparisons at f/1.4 - and turns in remarkable performance at f/1.4 compared to other f/1.4 lenses.
 
The Canon joins the comparison at f/2. At f/2, you can expect the Sigma to be noticeably sharper in the center of the image and the Canon to have a slight sharpness edge closer to the corners - where the Canon shows more vignetting. The sharpness comparison at f/2.8 has these lenses performing more similarly in the center (both excellent). The Sigma retains a slight center advantage and the Canon holds the peripheral edge. Beyond f/2.8, both lenses are razor sharp with the Canon retaining slightly better full frame corner sharpness.
 
The Sigma has about 1/2 as much vignetting at comparable apertures until stopped down to about f/4 where the Canon trails the Sigma by a very small amount through f/16. The Sigma has slightly less flare until the aperture narrows to f/8. The Canon then has noticeably less flare through f/16. Neither lens has significant distortion. These two lenses deliver similar (good) bokeh at comparable apertures.
 
The Canon weighs 1/2 as much, is smaller and focuses closer with a higher MM (0.24x vs. 0.19x). The Canon is modestly less expensive at this time.
 
Here are the full reviews for these lenses:
 
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens Review Buy
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Review Buy
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/30/2013 11:23:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Asus 32GB Google Nexus 7 4G Android Tablet in stock with free shipping.
Post Date: 1/30/2013 1:44:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon has released 2012 Financial results. The presentation material PDF provides a graphical summary.
 
For digging deep, the Financial Results for FY 2012 PDF is provided.
 
From Reuters:
 
Japan's Canon reports Q4 operating profit down 17.9 percent
TOKYO - Japan's Canon Inc posted a 17.9 percent drop in quarterly operating profit on Wednesday, hurt by a strong yen and weaker demand for compact cameras as consumers switched to smartphones.
 
Canon says sales in China down more than 30 percent in 2012
TOKYO - Canon Inc said on Wednesday that its sales in China fell more than 30 percent in the year to December 2012, more than it had expected, due to a slowdown in that country and a territorial dispute between Tokyo and Beijing.
 
Canon forecasts 7.1 pct drop in 2013 compact camera sales
TOKYO, Jan 30 - Japan's Canon Inc said on Wednesday it expected to sell 17 million compact cameras in the current business year ending in December, versus 18.3 million in 2012.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/30/2013 7:22:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon UK:
 
Canon develops feature upgrade for the world’s first 4K DSLR, the EOS-1D C
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 30 January 2013 – Canon today announces the development of a new feature upgrade for the ground-breaking EOS-1D C. The upgrade has been developed taking into account feedback from the European professional video community, and adds support for 25p recording at the camera’s maximum 4K resolution.
 
Designed for the motion picture, television and high-resolution production industries, the EOS-1D C is the world’s first DSLR to support 4K video capture. It offers a unique, highly portable package optimised for ultra-high quality recording, delivering exceptional low light performance and film-like dynamic range from a highly-compact body that can be used in a wide-range of shooting situations.
 
The EOS 1D-C captures 4K (4,096 x 2,160) video using 8-bit motion JPEG compression, with the ability to simultaneously output an uncompressed Full HD (1920x1080) YCbCr 4:2:2 signal to an external recorder via its HDMI terminal. Full HD video can also be recorded direct to CF cards at frame rates of up to 1080/60p, whilst Canon Log Gamma ensures video is rich in exposure latitude and dynamic range – offering outstanding freedom for video professionals during shooting, and for colourists in post-production.
 
The new feature upgrade will be available free of charge from April 2013.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS-1D C DSLR cinema camera in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon UK News
Post Date: 1/30/2013 7:07:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Canon EOS-1D X firmware v1.2.1 is now available for download.
 
Firmware Version 1.2.1 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  • The function to disable the Image size selection button has been added.
    * Please see the instruction manual "EOS-1D X Firmware Version 1.2.x Additional Function" (PDF file) included in the downloaded firmware 1.2.1 folder for information on how to intentionally disable this button, after the firmware update 1.2.1 has been installed in the camera.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which Err 70 and Err 80 may occur during certain shooting conditions.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/29/2013 8:45:59 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
With the proper API becoming available, The-Digital-Picture.com's news feed is now feeding into the site's Google+ Page. If you are a Google+ user, you are welcome to follow us there. The Google+ icon now joins the other social networking icons on the menu bar.
 
While on the social networking topic, we greatly appreciate your "Likes", "+1s", "Tweets" and other links to the site - especially for the site's home page. These actions bring more visitors to the site (including through search engines), which makes it easier to keep the site going. Simply use the buttons on the top-right of every page to do this.
 
Now, go "Like" something. Thanks!!
Post Date: 1/29/2013 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon:
 
Grand-Prize Winner to Go on Assignment to Galápagos with National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans
 
MELVILLE, N.Y. – Nikon Inc., in partnership with National Geographic, today announced Brian Forbes Powell of Tucson, Ariz., as the grand-prize winner of “The Full Story” photo contest. Powell’s submission, “Test of Resiliency: Land and Ranchers in Arizona's Borderland Region,” was shot with the new FX-format Nikon D600 D-SLR camera and was chosen from among five first-prize winners. As the grand-prize winner, Powell will accompany National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Andrew Evans, also known as the Digital Nomad, on a National Geographic Expeditions trip to the Galápagos Islands next month.
 
“The Full Story” contest was created by Nikon to inspire budding photojournalists to convey their stories through imagery with the use of the Nikon D600 D-SLR camera. Nikon has a heritage of providing photojournalists with the tools they need to tell compelling stories through images and video, and with this contest Nikon is excited to support the next generation of storytellers.
 
Powell’s winning submission was composed of 19 still images with descriptive captions, a short essay, and an additional video slideshow. The winning story was chosen by a panel of qualified Nikon representatives for the compelling nature of its visual story, its creativity and its photographic quality.
 
“This is a story about land, the family ranchers who make their living from that land and whether the resiliency of each is sufficient to withstand the numerous challenges — both old and new — that threaten the environmental and cultural fabric of this rural landscape,” Powell wrote in his submission.
 
Log on to http://www.nationalgeographic.com/nikon/ to see Powell’s winning entry as well as the four first-prize-winners’ submissions.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/29/2013 10:55:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date January 29, 2013

  • Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.

Basic Upgrade instructions*
 
IMPORTANT - The firmware cannot be upgraded when Network> Network connection in the setup menu is set to ON. Be sure to set Network connection to OFF before attempting to upgrade the firmware.

  1. Create a new folder with an appropriate name on your computer.
  2. Choose the correct download below for the computer system you are using, and save the download to the folder created in step 1.
  3. Run the downloaded file to create the folder titled D4Update, containing the following file: D4_0104.bin
  4. Format an approved memory card in the camera, then remove .
  5. Copy the D4_0104.bin file to the top level of the memory card using a memory card reader or similar device, do not copy the file into any folder on the memory card.
  6. Insert memory card into the cameras memory card slot, and switch on.
  7. Select Firmware Version from the setup menu and follow the instructions displayed to upgrade the camera's firmware.
  8. DO NOT switch off the camera at any time during the update, doing so may result in the need for service.
  9. After the upgrade is complete, trun the camera off and remove the memory card.
  10. Check the cameras firmware version to be sure it completed.
  11. Format memory card in camera for use.

* - Firmware updates can be performed for you at authorized Nikon service centers.
 
Download the complete firmware update instructions here.
 
Download the Nikon D4 A:1.04 / B:1.02 firmware: Windows | Macintosh

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/29/2013 10:35:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM
 
From Sigma:
 
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM, the large-aperture APS-C standard lens.
 
“SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM”, the large-aperture standard lens with an angle of view equivalent to 45mm on a 35mm camera, is a superb go-to lens for artistic photography on an APS-C format digital SLR. Offering the bright f/1.4 aperture and an angle of view extremely close to that of human vision, this lens is ideal for many different types of photographic expression.
 
Featuring an advanced design and the latest manufacturing technologies, SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM, the large-aperture APS-C format standard lens delivers the highest level of image quality worthy of the Art line. The photographer can leverage the shallow depth of field that creates beautiful bokeh for snap shots, portraits, landscapes, and many different styles of photography.
 
Sigma pioneered the large-aperture, APS-C format, standard lens category with its 30mm f/1.4 lens in 2005. With new optical configurations of nine elements in eight groups, as well as rounded aperture blades, this updated lens delivers pleasing sharpness and a beautiful bokeh background. Its minimum focusing distance is 11.8 inches and its maximum magnification ratio is 1:6.8. The lens’ optimized power distribution helps to minimize field curvature, prevent a loss of image quality at the edges of photographs and produce outstanding image quality. Its double-aspheric lens minimizes spherical distortion, astigmatism and coma, and its rear focus system prevents focus-dependent variation in aberration. Together, the new optimized auto focus (AF) algorithm and rear focusing system ensure smooth and accurate focusing. The new 30mm f/1.4 is also compatible with Sigma’s new USB Dock, which will enable firmware updates and focusing adjustments, is expected to be available in coming months.
Post Date: 1/29/2013 9:02:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS, ELPH 115 IS, and A2500
 
From Canon:
 
CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THREE NEW STYLISH POWERSHOT DIGITAL CAMERAS PROVIDING WIDE-ANGLE AND LONG TELEPHOTO LENSES IN COMPACT DESIGNS
 
New Lineup Includes the Wireless-Enabled PowerShot ELPH 330 HS Digital Camera With a Powerful 10x Optical Zoom Lens
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 28, 2013 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of three stylish, feature-packed PowerShot Digital Cameras: the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS, ELPH 115 IS and A2500. These new models are ideal for photography enthusiasts of all levels looking for great photo quality and excellent video performance in compact, powerful point-and-shoot designs.
 
The new PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera provides advanced wireless connectivity for easy sharing. Providing great performance in dimly lit situations, the ELPH 330 HS digital camera includes the Company’s HS SYSTEM that delivers clear images with minimal noise and maximum detail even when shooting in low-light. The new cameras offer great features such as Canon’s Smart AUTO, enabling even novice users to get optimal camera performance automatically, so whether photographing a running child or a solo recital on stage the cameras deliver spectacular images with ease. Smart AUTO allows the cameras to detect up to 58 scenes for the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera and up to 32 scenes for the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera and PowerShot A2500 digital camera. All three models also feature ECO Mode, an advanced new method that manages power consumption and extends battery life by approximately 30 percent, when enabled, allowing you to shoot more photos for a longer amount of time.
 
“With the introduction of these sleek, new models to our family of PowerShot digital cameras, we are able to provide our customers with a range of imaging options including more models with wireless connectivity to upload and share their amazing creative images,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
 
PowerShot ELPH 330 HS Digital Camera
 
Photography today is as much about image quality as it is about sharing, whether through prints or online communities. With this in mind, the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera builds upon the success of the PowerShot line with built-in advanced wireless capabilities to easily share high-quality images captured with an impressive 10x optical zoom lens and 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor. After an initial one-time set-up, the camera can connect to both iOS® or AndroidTM smartphones and tabletsi for quick and easy sharing. Users launch Canon’s free CameraWindow application [i]i, available on both the iOS® and AndroidTM operating systemsi, to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from the camera to their device. Frequently used devices and accounts are conveniently stored in the camera’s wireless history menu for quick one-touch access.
 
With these enhanced wireless capabilities, users now have the ability to comment on their uploaded photos directly from the camera – so being part of conversations taking place on social networking sites is easy and convenient. In addition, individuals can control the destination of Facebook uploads – choosing to share content with everyone, or post photos only to selected Facebook groups. Users can also instantly upload images wirelessly from the camera to Canon iMAGE GATEWAYiii, and automatically upload them to a computer remotely. Photos can also be printed wirelessly using Wireless PictBridgeiv on select Canon wireless inkjet printers, including the new PIXMA MG6320 Photo All-In-One printer, so special moments can be preserved and cherished.
 
A fantastic multipurpose lens: the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera provides a 10x optical zoom lens taking images from 24mm wide, up to 240mm at the telephoto end, able to capture that group shot, or zoom in for a dynamic close-up. Great even in low light, the camera’s 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor combine and deliver on Canon’s HS SYSTEM helping ensure detail is captured even in dark or shadowed areas at a maximum ISO speed of up to 6400. For capturing memorable moments on video, at the touch of a dedicated movie-record button, the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera shoots beautiful 1080p Full HD video and includes a built-in stereo microphone for great sound. Helping document vacations with your own personal highlight reel, the camera’s new Hybrid AUTO mode utilizes a combination of Smart AUTO and Intelligent IS to create a beautiful and steady HD video clip (up to approximately 4 seconds) in Movie Digest mode every time you shoot a still image. Helping ensure you don’t miss those magic moments, the camera features both High Speed AF for fast focusing speed and High-Speed Burst for continuous capture at up to 6.2 frames per second while maintaining superb image quality. The combination of features, including wireless connectivity, Canon’s Intelligent IS system and ECO Mode, help make the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera a great imaging companion for vacations, all-day sporting events, or family parties.
 
Expected to hit store shelves in March, the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera will be available in three modern colors: black, silver and pink for an estimated retail price of $229.99.
 
PowerShot ELPH 115 IS Digital Camera
 
The new pocket-able PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera features an 8x optical zoom lens (28-224mm), which provides a focal range to capture most any situation. The PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera includes a 16-megapixel image sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor for exceptional image quality. For those photographers who “shoot it all” and seamlessly move from scene to scene, the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera provides Canon’s Smart AUTO mode that intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on up to 32 predefined shooting situations for capturing spectacular images in a variety of settings with ease. For creative video capture, users can record HD video with a built-in microphone for great sound. The PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera also includes Canon’s unique Intelligent IS system technology, matching the lens movement with one of six stabilization modes for smooth video and sharp still images. The camera also includes Canon’s new ECO Mode allowing you to shoot more photos for a longer amount of time.
 
With anticipated in-store availability in March, the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera will be available in four sleek colors: blue, silver, black and pink at an estimated retail price of $169.99.
 
PowerShot A2500 Digital Camera
 
Rounding out Canon’s new PowerShot lineup is the PowerShot A2500 digital camera, which includes a 16-megapixel image sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor, as well as a 28mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom that can extend out to 140mm at the telephoto end. The camera also features Canon’s Smart AUTO mode that analyzes each scene to intelligently select camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting scenarios to help capture stunning images with ease. The PowerShot A2500 digital camera can also capture great video, recording HD through a dedicated movie button. Helping ensure crisp images, Canon’s Digital IS reduces the effect of camera shake and subject movement. For travelers and those on the go, Canon’s new ECO Mode conserves battery life, allowing you to shoot more photos over a longer period of time. For those photographers looking to be a little more creative, the camera also features various Scene Modes such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome to help provide additional creative freedom when capturing your photos. And for those just learning the art of photography, a Help Button will provide simple explanations of camera settings and functions.
 
Expected for sale in April, the PowerShot A2500 digital camera will be available in silver, red and black for an estimated retail price of $129.99.
 
B&H has the Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS, ELPH 115 IS, and A2500 digital cameras available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/29/2013 8:10:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Coolpix P520 Digital Camera
 
From Nikon:
 
With Incredible Zoom Ranges, Nikon's New S9500, P520 and L820 COOLPIX Cameras Make Capturing Action at a Distance Easy
 
Combining Connectivity with High Quality NIKKOR Lenses, Nikon’s New COOLPIX Cameras are Designed for Every Shooting Occasion
 
MELVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced three new COOLPIX digital cameras with high-power zoom lenses, enabling consumers to capture beautiful images and videos at a wide range of distances. The COOLPIX P520 sports a 42x zoom lens and the versatility needed for advanced performance, while the 22x zoom COOLPIX S9500 combines impressive range with an ultra-slim, pocketable package. Both feature Wi-Fi® connectivity1 that allows users to send images and videos from their camera directly to a compatible smart device through the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application1, ideal for sharing content with others as well as for posting to social networking sites. The compact COOLPIX L820 offers a 30x zoom and an ergonomic design, making it simple and fun to comfortably capture images and videos at various distances. Great for anyone from the weekend jetsetter to the everyday memory maker, the zoom lenses and user-friendly features of the newest COOLPIX cameras make them ideal to have on-hand for any occasion.
 
“Nikon’s new long zoom COOLPIX cameras provide consumers with the chance to capture a diverse range of subjects and scenes, whether near the subject or at a distance,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “Designed for the frequent traveler, the instant sharer, and the family memory keeper, these new COOLPIX cameras offer trusted Nikon technology, high image quality, Full HD video and a variety of other features that meet photographers’ needs.”
 
The Nikon COOLPIX P520: The Advanced Performance Ultra Zoom Camera
 
For those looking to capture a beautiful and sharp image up close or at a distance, the new COOLPIX P520 boasts a 42x optical zoom-NIKKOR glass lens with an impressive zoom range from a wide 24mm to a whopping 1000mm (35mm equivalent), for users that require the very best in performance and versatility. Lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) alongside the new Active Mode assist in capturing blur-free images and video, while full manual controls give users the power to realize their creative potential when shooting. The P520 also features an 18.1-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor and high ISO sensitivity to ensure quality images even in low-light conditions.
 
Additionally, the COOLPIX P520 allows users to not only shoot images from a distance, but also at unique angles thanks to a versatile 3.2-inch Vari-Angle LCD monitor. Additionally, Full HD (1080p) video recording with stereo sound is possible with the simple touch of the dedicated movie record button. This ultra-zoom camera comes with built-in GPS capabilities as well, allowing photographers to log their journey with an easy-to-use display.
 
To share images and videos instantly with family and friends, the P520 is compatible with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter2. This optional accessory paired along with the downloadable Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application1 allows users to transfer their images and videos to compatible smart devices and tablets for easy sharing and viewing with others.
 
The Nikon COOLPIX L820: A Comfortable Long Zoom Camera Fit to Preserve Precious Family Memories
 
Designed to capture stunning images at various distances, the compact COOLPIX L820 sports a high-power 30x zoom, a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, and Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to help keep shots steady. With its super wide-angle lens, covering from wide-angle 22.5mm to super-telephoto 675mm, users have the versatility to capture crisp, vivid images, whether up-close or at a distance. The camera’s 3-inch monitor, ergonomic design, along with the convenience of AA-size batteries and a dedicated video button make it easy and fun for users to shoot comfortably. Thanks to a simple and intuitive interface, users can easily access a wide range of features, including Easy Auto Mode and Smart Portrait System, which enable them to enhance their photos with options like Red Eye Fix and Face-Priority AF. Other special effects include Glamour Retouch, Filter Effects and Skin Softening for optimal portrait enhancements.
 
The Nikon COOLPIX S9500: New Ultra-Slim Zoom Offering Shares World Travels With Ease
 
The slim COOLPIX S9500 sports a 22x optical zoom (25-550mm) and is the perfect companion for anyone that wants to capture and share high-quality images and HD videos with a sleek and stylish package. Small enough to keep close in a shirt pocket or purse, the S9500 features an 18.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, ideal for capturing low-light images with clarity and sharpness. It also sports a legendary NIKKOR lens with Vibration Reduction (VR) to minimize the effects of blur and camera shake. For those who want to capture their journey through video, this camera also offers Full HD (1080p) movie recording with stereo sound. Additionally, a bright 3-inch OLED monitor assists users to clearly compose or view their recorded movies or captured images, even when in bright conditions. The COOLPIX S9500 also offers various shooting effects to enhance memories, including an upgraded Glamour Retouch function, Skin Softening and Quick Effects.
 
To enhance the user’s sharing capabilities when away from family and friends, the S9500 offers a built-in GPS function to provide the user the ability to log their travels and share where they have been. In addition, the camera offers built-in Wi-Fi®1 connectivity so images and videos can be shared while on the go by transferring them to a compatible smart device equipped with the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application1. It also enables users to remotely take photos with the camera from a compatible smartphone or tablet.
 
The COOLPIX S6500: Compact Camera that Packs a Powerful 12x Zoom
 
Announced earlier this month, the COOLPIX S6500 is designed for those looking for an easy-to-carry camera that takes and shares great photos, easily. The camera features a 12x optical zoom lens, a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a variety of user-friendly features, including five new Glamour Retouch effects, all packed into a slim, stylish camera body. In addition to an extensive feature set, the S6500 offers built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity1 that allows users to transfer images and HD movies from their camera directly to a compatible smart device.
 
Price and Availability:
 
The COOLPIX P520 will be available for a suggested retail price of $449.95* in Black, Red, and Dark Grey in February 2013. The COOLPIX L820 will be available for a suggested retail price of $279.95* in Black and Red, while the COOLPIX S9500 will be available for a suggested retail price of $349.95* in Black, Silver, and Red. Both will be available in February 2013. Additionally, the previously announced COOLPIX S6500 will be available in early February for a suggested retail price of $219.95* in Silver, Black, Red and Orange.
 
In order to give consumers a more effective way to understand the benefits of each COOLPIX camera and to help users determine the best camera to fit their lifestyle, Nikon has segmented the COOLPIX series into five categories: Advanced Performance, Fun & Innovative, Ultra-Slim Zoom, Comfort Long Zoom and Budget Friendly. For more information about these and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
 
B&H has the Nikon COOLPIX P520, L820, S9500, and S6500 digital cameras available for preorder.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/29/2013 8:01:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Coolpix S31 and Nikon Coolpix AW110
 
From Nikon:
 
The New Family-Friendly Nikon COOLPIX S31 and the Action-Oriented COOLPIX AW110 Are Ready to Take on Life's Adventures
 
MELVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced both the COOLPIX AW110 and COOLPIX S31, two innovative yet durable compact cameras for those who want to preserve every fun and action-packed moment as well as share them with friends and family. Waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof1, the rugged AW110 is built to handle the elements, whether hiking up a mountain, hitting the slopes or riding the surf. Nikon’s newest tough camera also offers built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity2 for sharing, Full HD 1080p video capabilities and a slew of advanced features that adventurers covet, including GPS and underwater shooting modes. The COOLPIX S313 provides the reliability that allows every member of the family to preserve their own special memories. Complete with fun shooting modes and a simple yet intuitive user interface, the resilient S31 is a family camera that can be confidently carried to the pool or around the jungle gym.
 
“The COOLPIX AW110 and COOLPIX S31 are exciting new additions to the COOLPIX camera lineup; both are uniquely designed to complement the needs of different consumers. The COOLPIX AW110 is designed to cater to outdoor enthusiasts who need a camera that can keep up with their active lifestyle, while the COOLPIX S31’s easy-to-use interface is great for family members young and old who seek to capture lasting memories,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “Whether conquering your desire for exploration while snorkeling or simply capturing a family day at the park, Nikon’s newest cameras offer the performance, features and image quality users have come to expect from the COOLPIX line.”
 
The Nikon COOLPIX AW110: Durable Performance for the Outdoor Adventurer
 
The COOLPIX AW110 is the ultimate point-and-shoot camera for the outdoor enthusiast that demands exceptional image quality and sharp, clear HD video from a compact body. Ready for the toughest conditions, this rugged camera sports a fun and innovative feature set designed to capture, preserve and share every moment of a user’s active lifestyle. Waterproof (up to 59 feet), shockproof (up to 6.7 feet) and freezeproof (down to 14° F), the AW110 is a versatile and feature-rich companion, above and below sea level. GPS technology is also enabled, allowing a traveler to track his or her adventure from beginning to end, down to the exact longitude and latitude where an image or video is captured. The COOLPIX AW110 also features built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity2, allowing the image data transfer of any outdoor adventure to compatible smart devices for upload to social networking services or sharing with friends and family through the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility2 application. Wireless remote camera control is also possible using a compatible smartphone or tablet when using the application.
 
Beneath its rugged exterior, the AW110 features a 16-megapixel backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor that helps create sharp, beautiful images and HD video even in challenging lighting conditions. The camera also has a NIKKOR 5x optical zoom lens with lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) that allows the photographer to get close up to a subject from a distance, as well as the ability to record Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound. The COOLPIX AW110 features a 3-inch, OLED display for easy menu access and precise image preview, alongside an intuitive graphic user interface (GUI) that makes it easy to navigate several fun and intelligent shooting modes, including Easy Auto Mode and the Smart Portrait System, while Special Effects can be easily applied to still images and HD video.
 
The Nikon COOLPIX S31: Every Family Member Can Capture Beautiful Images, Worry Free
 
Ready for every precious family moment, the 10.1-megapixel COOLPIX S31 allows every family member young and old to capture beautiful photos with ease, whether on vacation or at the pool. Housed in a compact, durable body that is waterproof (up to 16.5 feet), shockproof (up to 3.6 feet) and dustproof1, this point-and-shoot takes the worry out of photography regardless of the setting or situation. Clear and precise images or HD video are made possible with the help of a 3x optical zoom (29-87mm equivalent) NIKKOR lens, and a dedicated video record button creates an effortless transition from stills to video.
 
A 2.7-inch LCD display supports an enhanced easy and intuitive graphic user interface (GUI) that allows for simple navigation and several shooting and playback modes designed to make photography simple and fun when using the S31. The camera allows the user to instantly show off his or her favorite family moments using unique playback options including in-camera slide shows and photo albums. Image editing and playback filter effects can also be applied to both stills and video, offering the opportunity to add a personal touch to every family memory. The COOLPIX S31 features functions that make shooting simpler than ever before.
 
Pricing and Availability:
 
The COOLPIX AW110 will be available in Orange, Black, Camouflage and Blue in February 2013 for a suggested retail price of $349.95*. The COOLPIX S31 will be available in White, Blue, Pink, Brown and Yellow, also in February 2013, for a suggested retail price of $119.95*.
 
In order to give consumers a more effective way to understand the benefits of each COOLPIX camera and to help users determine the best camera to fit their lifestyle, Nikon has segmented the COOLPIX series into five categories: Advanced Performance, Fun & Innovative, Ultra-Slim Zoom, Comfort Long Zoom and Budget Friendly. For more information about these and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
 
B&H has the Nikon COOLPIX S31 and COOLPIX AW110 digital cameras available for preorder.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/29/2013 7:41:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
<< Next Month        1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9        Prev Month >>
Canon News, Nikon News Archives
2017   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct
2016   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2015   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2014   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2013   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2012   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2011   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2010   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2009   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2008   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2007   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2006   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2005   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
Feedback
Help  |  © 2017 The Digital Picture, LLC  |  Bryan CarnathanPowered By Christ!